Screenings include blood pressure and blood glucose
The Walmart in Ruidoso Downs will stage the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, Jan. 20, with free health screenings.
The event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, low-cost immunizations and in some sites, customers also can take advantage of free vision screenings.
New this year, Walmart is introducing a virtual reality experience in select stores to assist with smoking cessation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 16.6 percent of adults in New Mexico smoke cigarettes regularly. This free resource is intended to be a step toward quitting tobacco.
Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 1.7 million free screenings and 225,000 immunizations to people across the country, helping countless customers uncover existing health problems. For some, the screenings have been life-saving. Hundreds of thousands of Americans turn out for each Walmart Wellness Day event, making it America’s largest single day health fair event.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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